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MRC Conference Centre

The Medical Research Council Conference Centre hosts meetings and events in the heart of Central London. Our exclusive location in a distinctive cylindrical Richard Seifert designed Grade II listed building at One Kemble Street offers exquisite panoramic views of London's most iconic landmarks.

The facilities are fully available for all MRC staff, those currently in receipt of MRC funding, and staff from fellow research councils. For full details of the meeting rooms, please see our latest brochure (PDF, 3.59MB). For all queries, email: bookings@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk

Please contact bookings@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk before submitting a booking form if you have not booked with us before - MRC booking form (DOCX, 1.08MB)

Opening times

08:30 to 18:00 Monday to Friday


We have 14 rooms in total, across a variety of sizes, seating from 10-44 people, all in a boardroom style. As well as panoramic London views, they are fully equipped with:

  • Air conditioning with local temperature controls
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the floor
  • Power outlets and USB chargers
  • Audio visual equipment with on-site technician
  • Teleconferencing equipment
  • Whiteboards and a smart board
  • Sophisticated PA systems in the larger rooms


We know how important high quality catering is to our customers; that's why we work with our innovative partners Baxter Storey to provide a wide range of delicious and nourishing seasonal food and beverages, freshly prepared on site by our dedicated and creative chef.

  • High quality
  • Wide range of healthy lunches
  • Full assistance with dietary requests
  • Chef on-site

N.B. Each room booking must have a form of catering booked with it. 


The meeting rooms are located on the 13th floor of our Central London offices.

It is easily accessible via:

  • Holborn (7mins walk)
    (Piccadilly and Central lines)
  • Covent Garden (7mins walk)
    (Piccadilly line)
  • Temple (7mins walk)
    (Circle and District lines)
  • Leicester Square (10mins walk)
    (Piccadilly and Northern lines)
  • Charing Cross (11mins walk)
    (Northern, Bakerloo, and National Rail) 

A large number of bus routes run past or terminate near the building including: 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 23, 25, 26, 38, 55, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 98, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 242, 243, 341 and 521.

Please note: we do not have any parking on-site. For the nearest public car park, please visit the NCP website.


Please can all visitors report to the 13th floor.  

MRC Conference Centre
13th Floor 
One Kemble Street

Telephone: 0207 395 2330
Email: bookings@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk